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Ordo GArr
ElitistOps
Pandemic Legion
Posted - 2011.04.23 20:05:00 - [1]
 

A large number of corporations in this game could be considered "dead", meaning that there is 0 activity and only 1 or 2 characters (usually alts) remain in the corporation. This has the action of freezing a large number of corp names and tickers, as many of these were from the early days of the game.

Proposal: After 180 days of no action within a corporation (any character logging in) the corporation is closed, all the assets end up in the personal hangar of the CEO and the wallet is divided among shareholders, if the corporation owns all the shares the wallet empties into that of the CEO. All the characters in the corp will then be put in NPC corporations.

This will remove a lot of clog from the game as well as free up corp tickers and names and all that business. If someone has a cool ticker/name they really want to keep they should have to play the game to do so.




Oriana Mortuney
Posted - 2011.04.23 20:20:00 - [2]
 

Can't think of a unique name or just really mad that some stupid name/ticker you want is taken?


DarkAegix
Gallente
Posted - 2011.04.24 15:03:00 - [3]
 

Sure, why not?
There's bound to be irrational butthurt over this, though ugh

Stegas Tyrano
Posted - 2011.04.24 17:53:00 - [4]
 

The corp services should stay (corp hangar, assets etc.) but the corp name should be deleted.

Ordo GArr
ElitistOps
Pandemic Legion
Posted - 2011.04.24 21:26:00 - [5]
 

Originally by: Oriana Mortuney
Can't think of a unique name or just really mad that some stupid name/ticker you want is taken?




it's more of an issue that "back in the day" a large number of 5 letter word tickers were taken, which means that people today have to use stupid number/letter/punctuation combinations to get what they want. It's not fair that someone can have a corp name forever if they registered it in 2003 then summarily quit 2 months later.

Cindy Marco
Minmatar
The Warp Rats
Apotheosis of Virtue
Posted - 2011.04.24 22:31:00 - [6]
 

Edited by: Cindy Marco on 24/04/2011 22:32:03
I can agree that at some point a corp name/ticker should be revoked. Assets would have to remain available. Perhaps they could just switch the corp name to something like "Amarr corporation XXX" like they do with bad names. Then if the ceo returned, or a new one voted himself as ceo, they could petition and have a new corp name given.

I think the process leading to corp name revocation should have pretty high requirements however. I think the minimum should be all of the following:

1) No CEO/Director log-ins within the last year
2) No online POS
3) No active office rentals
4) Less then 5 members that have logged on within the last 6 months

And finally if a corporation took the name of a "dead" corp, there should be a way for people to know. I think that a line should be added to the corp attributes. It could be called Original Name Registration or something similar to that. For a corp having the name first it would show "yes." For a corp taking a old corps name it would say "no."

Liang Nuren
Posted - 2011.04.24 23:47:00 - [7]
 

Edited by: Liang Nuren on 24/04/2011 23:47:52
Originally by: Cindy Marco

4) Less then 5 members that have logged on within the last 6 months



Amusingly, I think my pirate corp would fail to meet this criteria despite having everyone active for the last year. Rolling Eyes

Ed: I'm not a huge fan of the idea, but I think the only way it makes any sense is if NOBODY from the corp has had an active account for a year - and then simply rename it.

Val'Dore
Word Bearers of Chaos
Word of Chaos Undivided
Posted - 2011.04.25 04:21:00 - [8]
 

This will not happen. CCP already said they would do it if they could.

I'll support it anyway though.

Dirk Decibel
Posted - 2011.04.25 10:34:00 - [9]
 

Agreed, dead corp names should not be kept around for all eternity.

Alexander Third
Gallente
Norse'Storm Battle Group
Posted - 2011.04.25 11:17:00 - [10]
 

Originally by: Cindy Marco
Edited by: Cindy Marco on 24/04/2011 22:32:03

4) Less then 5 members that have logged on within the last 6 months




What if a corporation has less than 5 players? would it need to meet all criteria, or just one?

Otherwise, if no ones been on for half a year in their corp kill the corp. They aren't using it.

LordInvisible
Gallente
Nova Ardour

Posted - 2011.04.25 11:24:00 - [11]
 

yes please

Hirana Yoshida
Behavioral Affront
Posted - 2011.04.25 12:37:00 - [12]
 

Why?
Originally by: Ordo GArr
...This will remove a lot of clog from the game as well as free up corp tickers and names and all that business. If someone has a cool ticker/name they really want to keep they should have to play the game to do so.

Because a few bytes of data sitting on a back-up disk somewhere creates such huge problems for the database Very Happy

By the same argumentation, all character names should be freed up automatically if person doesn't log in for X days .. now that would be fun (not).
Corporation/alliance names and tickers has almost as much value as character names, in some cases more so (why else would Goons deliberately hijack BoB back in the day if not to annoy?).

Thanks, but no thanks.

ChataJohn
Posted - 2011.04.28 19:06:00 - [13]
 

I'd be wildly in favor if their offices would be made available - their stuff can go into storage.

Hermosa Diosas
Ministry Of Mining And Industry
Posted - 2011.04.28 19:15:00 - [14]
 

in favour to a point.

You have to remember alot of corps are holding corps of alliances. That are waiting to be resurrected ;) or have history that dont want to be ended.

If you close the corp you kill the alliance.

I think perhaps CCP send a automated message asking if the corp should be closed, if no response the rinse repeat up to 3 times. Still no response, then remove.

Goose99
Posted - 2011.04.28 20:36:00 - [15]
 

This is a solution in search of a problem, not supported.


 

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